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3 Buy Low Pitchers for Your Dynasty Team

There’s no truer baseball adage than the old standby “You can never have too much pitching.” This year in your fantasy leagues you’re probably very familiar with this feeling with so many top pitchers injured or scuffling. Who would have expected that at this point in the season reigning Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber would have been less valuable in standard...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Arrieta The Ace?

In Episode 171, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news and recap the Baseball Professor 2015 season predictions. Topics include: Joe Nathan’s future on Detroit Michael Brantley and Brandon Belt go down with injuries Whether Jake Arrieta is a legitimate ace When you should pick up Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez...
Via Baseball Professor
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs 2, Cardinals 0 (4/8/15)

OSS: Arrieta settled down, the Cubs finally drove in a runner in scoring position. Three up 1. Jake Arrieta walked two batters in the first inning, then rolled the rest of the way, striking out seven and only walking one additional batter in seven innings, all while sporting a magnificent beard. His final pitch hung clown shoes on opposing pitcher Lance Lynn. (h/t Matt Clapp) 2...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta’s Mechanics: Learning from the Past

When we took a look at Jake Arrieta‘s multi-faceted slider on Wednesday, the pitcher gave credit to ‘old-timers’ for the idea to use his legs to deaden the pitch. It turns out, there’s more old school in his mechanics than just a dragging back leg on a slow slider. It’s not like Arrieta opened with […]
Via Fangraphs
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #86: Jake Arrieta | SP | CHC

The fifth time’s the charm, right? It certainly was for Jake Arrieta, who finally delivered on his considerable potential in his fifth MLB season. Breakouts like Arrieta’s serve as a necessary reminder that sometimes and old prospect can learn new tricks. For Arrieta, these tricks included two things above all else: Improved command Improved slider Let’s talk about his command...
Via Baseball Professor
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Best moments of 2014

As we turn our calendars to a new year, the Chicago Cubs are ready to make some noise in the National League. This year could bring huge things for Cubs fans as the club looks ready to compete for the first time since 2008. With so much optimism surrounding this team, it is only fitting that we look back on some of the best moments of 2014 for the North Siders. The emergence of Jake...
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Playoff picture will be influenced by Cubs

Chicago Cubs After today’s 2-1 victory over the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs were able to complete the sweep against a team that had only been swept one time all season long. This series was the second consecutive series against a team that is in contention for a playoff spot, a theme that will be familiar from here on out. The remainder of the Cubs schedule...
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jake Arrieta the new ace?

.163 is the batting average opponents have had against Jake Arrieta since the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. This is the type of stat that many thought Arrieta would be able to put up year in and year out. Once a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Arrieta never could find his groove with the Orioles. In 69 career games pitched (63 starts), Arrieta posted...
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Get To Know Him - Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta is currently pitching in his 5th MLB season and before this season has never been successful. There was not much hype surrounding Arrieta coming into the league, as he was originally drafted in the 31st round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2004 but decided to attend Texas Christian University. In 2007 Arrieta entered the draft again and was taken in the 5th round by the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Arrieta set to make season debut Wednesday vs. Reds

The Chicago Cubs will get much-needed help at the fifth starter position tonight when they face the Cincinnati Reds. The right-handed Jake Arrieta makes his first start of the season, replacing the extremely ineffective Carlos Villanueva, who is 1-5 with a 10.42 ERA. Arrieta began the season on the disabled list with tightness and inflammation in his shoulder, but after throwing...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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